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  1. New reasons to escape to Grande Provence

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    Make The Owner’s Cottage at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate your go-to destination when next you visit Franschhoek and take advantage of their new accommodation packages tailor-made with options for every taste. Discover cultural gems with the Heritage package or indulge in the Wine Enthusiast’s package created for those with a high interest in the art of winemaking, while the Adventure package offers unforgettable adventures for thrill-seekers.

    Heritage package

    The Heritage package offers a two night’s accommodation at the Owner’s Cottage with a bottle of Grande Provence wine, coffee and handmade nougat awaiting your arrival. Your stay includes full day Franschhoek Heritage tour centred on cultural treasures. The tour starts off with a visit to the local Groendal community, a crèche visit and a trip to Die Teesakkie, a local Restaurant in Groendal to enjoy morning or afternoon tea in Auntie Ruth’s garden with a slice of her famous carrot cake. Next you will head off to Solms-Delta wine estate to explore the slave heritage of the area. Some of the cultural highlights include visiting prominent Franschhoek landmarks such as the Huguenot Memorial Museum and Monument as well as the Mandela Statue at the Drakenstein Correctional Service.

    The Owner’s Cottage at Grande Provence

    To complete this unforgettable experience expect to be treated to pre-dinner oysters and Grande Provence Méthode Cap Classique, followed by a delectable four-course Heritage Tasting dinner paired with Grande Provence flagship wines. The menu offers a wide selection of fresh, local ingredients expertly prepared with Chef Marvin Robyn’s own twist on South African heirloom recipes. Guests also get to explore a variety of wines paired with canapés during A Taste of Grande Provence followed by an á la carte lunch. Alternatively, opt for a tranquil country-style picnic beside the vines (weather permitting).

    Grande Provence picnic

    Wine Enthusiast package

    Whether you are a connoisseur or just love a good wine and would like to experience how it is made, the Wine Enthusiast  package is perfect for you. Relish in a three-night stay at the Owner’s Cottage with a bottle of Grande Provence wine, coffee and handmade nougat awaiting your arrival.

    Wine lovers embark on a private cellar tour and a wine blending session with the winemaker sharing some of his secrets. To complete this unforgettable sensory experience, a three-course à la carte lunch is followed by an Angels Tears wine and nougat pairing. Dinner promises a more serious wine experience with a four-course flagship wine pairing menu and A Taste of Grande Provence, the ultimate wine and canapé pairing.

    Your stay includes a half day guided winelands tour visiting three wine farms of your choice within the Franschhoek Valley. The tours includes a wine guide, transport and selected wine tastings.

    This package also includes two tickets for the hop-on, hop-off Franschhoek Wine Tram for a leisurely tour of some of the valley’s finest vineyards. For the cherry on top, you can take home a bottle of the flagship wine, The Grande Provence, to remind you of your stay.

     

    Adventure package

    Adventurers can indulge in a two-night stay in The Owner’s Cottage with a bottle of Grande Provence wine, coffee and handmade nougat awaiting your arrival.

    Nature lovers will be treated to a selection of tailor-made activities including a scooter ride through the beautiful nature reserve at Mont Rochelle and sight-seeing picturesque Franschhoek on an electric bicycle or e-bike.

    Discover the best panoramic views while on the zipline canopy tour in Elgin. The zipline takes you from one platform to the next along a series of steel cables set amongst magnificent natural surroundings, followed by two wine tastings in the Elgin Valley.

    After these outdoor experiences, guests can enjoy a four-course Heritage Tasting dinner and a country-style gourmet picnic.

    To book your stay, visit www.grandeprovence.co.za, call Tel: 021 876 8600 or e-mail reservations@grandeprovence.co.za.

  2. Spoil your dad this Father’s Day – enter our Franschhoek Wine Tram competition!

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    Next Sunday is Father’s Day! Spoil your dad with a special wine tasting experience on the Franschhoek Wine Tram.

    Wine-tram

    Enter our competition below and stand a chance of winning…

    four tickets
    (two adults & two children)

    to join an experience on the Franschhoek Wine Tram,
    courtesy of the Franschhoek Wine Tram and Franschhoek Wine Valley!

    To stand a chance of winning these tickets, simply visit the competition post on our Cook Franschhoek website:
    www.cookfranschhoek.co.za

    Comment on the post
    by naming one of the stops on the Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour.
    Also tell us which festival will be held in Franschhoek during Father’s Day weekend…

    Then simply click on the ShareThis button at the bottom of the post
    and share the post via any one of the social media channels available
    (Email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or any of the other channels available).

    You will find the answer on the Franschhoek Wine Tram website at www.winetram.co.za
    and on the Cook Franschhoek website at www.cookfranschhoek.co.za

    Competition entries close on Friday,  14 June 2013.

    TERMS & CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION

    • Entries close on Friday, 14 June 2013 at 12h00.
    • Entrants should be older than 18 years..
    • Flights and transport not included in prize.
    • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence may be entered into.
    • Prizes are not transferable and may not be redeemed for cash.

    Also remember to visit our website https://franschhoek.org.za/ for more information on things to do in Franschhoek this Father’s Day.

  3. Win four tickets to experience the Franschhoek Wine Tram!

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    The Franschhoek Wine Tram is a fun-filled experience for the whole family. To celebrate the school holidays we are giving away…

    four tickets
    (two adults & two children)

    to join an experience on the Franschhoek Wine Tram,
    courtesy of the Franschhoek Wine Tram and Franschhoek Wine Valley!

    To enter, name one of the stops on this hop-on hop-off tour and stand a chance of winning!

    Simply write your answer on our Facebook wall

    You will find the answer on the Franschhoek Wine Tram website at www.winetram.co.za

    Competition entries close on Thursday 11 April, 2013.

    Also remember to visit our website https://franschhoek.org.za/ for more information on things to do in Franschhoek these holidays.